Briefing: The future of construction materials research

© 2014 ICE Publishing: All rights reserved.This briefing paper describes the second Young Researchers’ Forum in Construction Materials, which took place on 19 February 2014. The event provided an opportunity for young researchers to meet and communicate, and showcased the variety and diversity of current research into construction materials and materials technology – ranging from the mainstream, well-researched materials to less conventional alternatives. Six sessions were provided for delegates from both industry and academia. Prizes were awarded to recognise the best presentations from young researchers.